The no-hire paper trail Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt didn’t want you to see

The no-hire paper trail Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt didn’t want you to see

Steve Jobs threatened patent litigation if Palm wouldn’t agree to stop hiring Apple employees, says former Palm CEO Edward Colligan in a statement dated August 7th, 2012. The allegation is backed up by a trove of recently-released evidence that shows just how deeply Silicon Valley’s no-hire agreements pervaded in the mid-2000s. Apple, Google, Intel, and others are the focus of a civil lawsuit into the “gentleman’s agreements,” in which affected employees are fighting for class action status and damages from resulting lost wages, potentially reaching into the hundreds of millions of dollars. “I’m sure you realize the asymmetry in the financial resources of our respective companies.” In the statement, Colligan says he received a… Continue reading…

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